East Carolina defeated Texas within the first fit of the NCAA basketball event

Shelly Gonzales didn’t attend Texas in his final two runs of the Elite 8.

However that does not imply the senior guard has no thought what the NCAA Event is all about. Gonzales spent the final 4 years at BYU — he redshirted all the way through the 2019-20 season — and began for groups that gained event video games in 2019 and 2021.

“I’d simply say that the NCAA event is only a dogfight. I believe any crew could have its evening,” Gonzales instructed newshounds on Friday.

An afternoon later, Gonzales and Texas had an evening out. Overdue evening at that. Gonzales scored 20 issues and had one milestone because the fourth-seeded Longhorns posted a 79–40 win over East Carolina on the Moody Heart. The sport kicked off after 9 p.m., and the victory complex Texas (26-9) to a second-round matchup on Monday in opposition to Louisville (24-11).

Texas Longhorns guard Shelly Gonzales (2) makes a layup during the women's NCAA playoff game against East Carolina at Moody Center on Saturday, March 18, 2023, in Austin.

“I indisputably really feel like now we have different video games which might be complete, however I imply, I am very happy with our crew,” Gonzales stated. “We got here right here and we knew it used to be going to be a dogfight and we knew we had to center of attention mentally and bodily, particularly (after dropping to Iowa State in final Sunday’s Large 12 championship recreation) ).”